Monday, July 21, 2008

Raw Chocolate, Herpes & Psoriasis, My Colon Hydrotherapy Session

Hello Everyone! I just arrived in Iceland!!! Yeehaw! There is a lot of information in this Newsletter - there's so much I want to talk about. So much fun stuff happened during my recent stay in NYC. First off, I did an interview on Tribeca Radio, which I HIGHLY enjoyed and would recommend listening to. The hosts are Mike Perrine and Donna Perrone. You'll see Mike's name popping up throughout this newsletter, as he was the colon hydrotherapist of the session I recently experienced and wrote about below. Mike also features in the 'Shining the Spotlight' section below (Blood Gases discussed - must read Shining the Spotlight).

In this interview, we went DEEP... REAL DEEP!. They practically had me tearing up, as I went into my emotional past in relation to transitioning to a 100% Raw Food Diet. I also talked about 'eye gazing' meditation technique, seeing energy and so much more. When you click the link HERE, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click 'Vitality Radio' on the right hand side. Then you can just scroll down to my interview at the very top of the page.

We got Raw Sprouted Chia Flour into the store!!! Talk about a Nutrition POWERHOUSE. You can learn more about this amazing new item in the 'New Products' Section. I am also very excited about ALL the MULBERRY MADNESS going on in this Newsletter!!! In addition to carrying those amazing dried Turkish Mulberries, we got Dried PURPLE MULBERRIES too!!! Also, we will be adding the white dried mulberries to the 'At Cost' specials list, which still includes Goji Berries from earlier this month.

I had intended to talk about my opinions on water in this newsletter, but due to the amount of info here, I will actually save that for my next Newsletter in August.

The information below is for education only and is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or treat illness. It is valuable to seek the advice of an alternative health care professional before making any changes. I would love for you to make an appointment with Dr. Fred Bisci at 718-979-7950, for the most accurate information possible.

I know that Raw Cacao gets a lot of flack from a lot of people. I generally have a positive outlook on Raw Chocolate and I am beginning to see my views lighten up on it even more... If someone is 'down' a lot and generally has a lack of energy, a moderate amount of cacao may be beneficial for them. We all know that having energy is an important aspect to the happiness of an individual. I feel that as long as it is done occasionally and not 'abused', it could be a great thing... Well... It's all relative... For example, if a cocaine addict were going to quit cocaine and replace it by 'overdoing' Raw Cacao, then that would be a major improvement in my opinion and I would love to see that.


Anonymous Wrote:

Dear Matt:
I enjoy your newsletters very much, thank you! I just want to ask you do you know of any successes with permanently clearing viruses, i.e.; herpes from the body by doing raw. And if so, in what manner was the diet done and were any other modalities used, like superfoods, herbs, etc?
Thank you in advance for your answer.

First off, I am so sorry that this is a concern for you. I can only imagine how this affects your life. I have met numerous people with Genital Herpes, and it seems to CONSUME their entire being. I feel drawn to suggest that ultimately it is all going to work out well for you and it !DOES NOT! matter that you have Genital Herpes!!! This can be resolved. If you can get into your center and relax into being your normal self, without feeling TOTALLY consumed by this, it need not affect your Love Life. If a woman TRULY falls in Love with you for who you are, THE HERPES WILL NOT MATTER!!! I promise you that!!! As for handling the physical side of this matter, please read on for more suggestions?

All disease is the SAME. It is waste trying to leave the body and a lot of the time it will leave via the place of least resistance. For example, for someone with Psoriasis, it will come out of the skin as Psoriasis patches, for someone with acne, it will release out of the face and for someone with Herpes, it will come out in blisters on the genitals.

My good friend from NYC has a pretty bad case of psoriasis and she has been on a 100% Raw Food Diet for a good amount of time. Remember, when you go on a 100% Raw Food diet, you are going to pour out acidic toxins on a cellular level. If you don't keep up with these endogenous poisons by doing colon hydrotherapy, there may even be a greater chance that a Psoriasis or Herpes Outbreak may happen.

Although it is not yet documented, I believe there is a way to get rid of any virus COMPLETELY... However, it can be a very 'dangerous' method (which I am not going to talk about here) and you would have to become so clean on a cellular level that it could kill you if you don't know what you are doing.

We will take a gentler approach here. In my opinion, the key to limiting Herpes Outbreaks to nothing or almost nothing is as follows.

  • Don't eat any processed foods. You can do a 100% Raw Food diet or an advanced 'intermediate' diet, which includes steamed vegetables, whole grains such as millet, quinoa, and buckwheat.
  • Do Colon Hydrotherapy on a monthly basis. When you improve your diet in any way, you cleanse deeply on a cellular level and colonics will help pull the toxins out. If you don't do this, there is a great chance that in your case, whenever there is an excess of toxins in the body, it will leave through the genitals. If you find yourself having an outbreak, it is key to schedule a colonic ASAP. The body is ALWAYS cleansing, that's what it does, and it cleanses more on a ?clean? diet, therefore, it is key to practice colon hydrotherapy on a periodic basis, to keep up with the toxicity being released.
  • Take Dr. Fred Bisci's Therapeutic Enzymes on an empty stomach every day.
  • Drink Green Vegetable juices to help alkalinize your system.
  • STAY CONSISTENT WITH YOUR DIET! It is KEY to eat the same kinds and quantities of food each day, if you want to live with optimal health. When you eat a better diet like this, you become locked into that particular diet. Eating any more than that diet will result in extra waste in the body, which may possibly result in an outbreak. I am happy to find myself at this point on my raw journey eating the same kind of things every day. Well... I switch up the types of fats, nuts, seeds, fruits, and vegetables, of course, but I always seem to be eating approximately the same quantities at about the same times, day-to-day.
  • Don't overdo the fruit. Too much fruit may result in excess waste and toxins being stirred up in the body, resulting in an outbreak.


    For well over a year now I have been using a 6 quart enema bag for colon cleansing, thinking that I personally could do as good of a job as going to get a colonic. Although enemas are certainly still beneficial, a recent colonic experience BLEW MY MIND! While I was in NYC, I did a colonic with Mike Perrine (see the Shining the Spotlight Section below for more info), who in my opinion is the Top Gravity Colon Therapist out there. This colonic CHANGED MY LIFE!!!

    Ok, this might be a little TMI for some people, but I could not believe the acid that POURED out of me towards the end of my session. As soon as I finished this colonic, I could feel masses of oxygen flowing through my entire body. It gave my hands a feeling of more sensitivity as I used them and touched things. I could not believe it. I looked in the mirror and my face had 'become younger'. Oxygen had spread throughout my entire body. My tissue quality improved and my muscles were bulging out of my skin. I thought my throat and sinuses were already clear before this colonic, but afterwards I could not believe the clearing that took place. Acid just poured out of me!!!! My entire sinus cavity was completely vacant of mucus and the vibration in my body was insane.

    As Mike and I were walking around the city after the colonic, I told him that I feel this is the way we were ABSOLUTELY meant to feel. It felt impossible to not just fall into deep meditation and see the 'psychedelic' WORLD around me. Doing Colon Hydrotherapy in conjunction with a TRUE & Simple 100% Raw Food Diet has the potential to result in absolute bliss. I just WISH that YOU could have jumped into my body at that time and felt this experience for yourself... I am CONVINCED that waste in the system harbours negative energies and emotions within the body. I was void of all waste and filled with absolute LOVE. There were no 'negative' feelings in my being. It was absolute BLISS! My strength and confidence skyrocketed. My digestion has never felt better, small raw cravings were diminished, and it is even easier now than ever to control my appetite. My brain became SHARPER and just so C L E A R... I had so much energy, that I felt like running to Brooklyn and then over to Staten Island!

    Why would I have so much acid and waste in my system? IT IS BECAUSE I AM 100% RAW!!!!!!!!!!!!! Most people seem to expect the exact opposite - that a 100% Raw Food Eater would not need to do colonics, because they only eat Raw Foods. The waste and acidity in my system is due to how cleansing the 100% Raw Food Diet is, as stated in my article entitled, The Missing Link on the 100% Raw Food Diet. In my opinion, it is key to do colon hydrotherapy on a periodic basis, in order to succeed in the long-run on a 100% Raw Food Diet. I know of many 100% Raw Food Eaters who are not doing well. On the other hand, there are many people who are trying to go 100% Raw and "cheat" every once in awhile. They may paradoxically seem to be doing better with their health than a 100% Raw Food Eater, ESPECIALLY if they practice Colon Hydrotherapy. There are a few reasons for this.

    When you 'cheat' on the 100% Raw Food Diet, you are holding yourself back from becoming more sensitive. Additionally, you are holding back your body from throwing off more acid endogenous poisons into the blood stream. That acid can be extremely uncomfortable, like a drug addict going through withdrawals. No wonder why some people don't stay 100% Raw. So... As a 100% Raw Food Eater you cleanse more on a cellular level and more endogenous poisons are entering the bloodstream. In essence, you become more sensitive to toxins and there are more toxins inside the body at the SAME TIME! Although a person may not feel the ultimate physical vibrational bliss that they could experience with a balanced 100% Raw Diet, a high % Raw Diet may be better for most people.

    I feel the main concern for the TRULY 100% Raw Food Eater is their health in the Long-Run. If I hadn't done this colonic and instead sat with that acid in my system for another 20 years, I am convinced that I would age just as fast or even faster than others, as my body is so sensitive now. Additionally, the longer you live on a 100% Raw Food Diet, the more you detoxify poisons at a cellular level, the cleaner you become, and the more sensitive you become to ALL toxins. The unparalleled sensitivity of a 100% Raw Food Eater in the Long-Run should, I feel, be the utmost concern. Not only are you more sensitive to toxins, but also you are more 'locked in' to your consistent diet and veering away from that can cause harm to your system. Some people run into problems on the Raw Diet 40 years down the line. They may be thinking their Raw Diet is the 'cause' of the problem (whereas it is in fact most likely acidic toxins continually circulating in the body, which are not being efficiently released). Such people sometimes then go 'backwards', by eating cooked food, which has the potential to result in a Long-Term Raw Food Eater's demise. Someone who has been raw for 40 years is highly sensitive, and jumping out of a long-term consistent routine that their body has adapted to can be very shocking to the system. If you are truly 100% Raw, I recommend you try doing a colonic once a month and see the difference it makes to your overall health and vitality.

    Don't mistake not feeling well after a colonic as an indication that they are not good for you. Most people are very clogged with gas, acid and other toxins, when they do a colonic. It is like unclogging the sink and a NECESSARY deep outpouring of waste from the body may give you bad breath or maybe even result in you feeling sick. This can actually be considered a good thing and if this happens, it may indeed be advisable to do another colonic. When you don't feel well, it generally means that you are becoming cleaner and 'evolving' to the next level - it is a necessary part of the process and not something to be afraid about.

    There is no doubt in my mind that when you enjoy a Balanced 100% Raw Food Diet in conjunction with colon hydrotherapy, this it is the ultimate in terms of health, for the human organism. It is understandable that if you choose to do this, you will do a lot of cleansing as a result and you will also have many ups and downs. However, when you want to rise to the occasion when you are around others, you will flourish with flying colors, as your energy and aura reveal an unfathomable light. You will notice that you are actually feeling better than ever before and seem to be enjoying much more vibrant health than most others around you.


    After being in NYC, I stopped being consistent about not eating food after 2pm daily. I found I felt more 'pressured' to eat at certain times. I feel that in the future, when I am settled somewhere again, I may begin to eat that way once more, as I was very much enjoying it. I learned a lot from this experience and it has also trained me to eat my heavier meal earlier in the day and eat lighter in the evening time.
  • Monday, July 7, 2008

    ----> Moving Too Fast? ---->

    Hello Everyone! I am headed back to NYC for a couple of weeks and then off to Iceland and the UK to be with our Lovely Goddess, Angela Stokes... For those of you who don't know, we have applied for a fiancee visa for Angela, so we can get married and start living together in the US. This process is going along very smoothly and I feel we are just a couple of months away from her being back in the US, permanently. Soon after, I am sure we'll be doing a lecture tour around all of the States.

    Do you know what Angela did for this picture??? Inspired by Ann Wigmore, Angela cut open a beet and used it as lip stick. YUMMY!!! Ann Wigmore also put the beet liquid on her cheeks as a blush. I asked if I could make up Angela's entire face and she said OK!!! I am going to get some blueberries for eye shadow and sooo much MORE!!! FUN!!!!

    Quick Recipe!

    I know those Apple Mulberry Recipes that I put on my blog are just 'OUT OF CONTROL' YUMMY... However, those are a bit high in sugar and can cause gas. Therefore, I have another recipe that I would like to share with you that I have been eating every day recently. It's quite a bit less sugary than the Mulberry meal and is AWESOME. Drum Roll Please...

    Blend 2 Fuji Apples
    Add the following to the Blended Apples and mix:
    1/2 Tablespoon of Cinnamon powder
    Small handful of Goji Berries
    3 Tablespoons of Flax seeds (ground)
    2 Tablespoons of Nut Butter (I have been using the Pine Nut Butter)

    Not only does the cinnamon make it taste more SUGARY, but it is also '0' Glycemic and actually helps with balancing the blood sugars! The flax helps with slowing the sugar absorption and helps the meal move right through me. I feel it is a really 'clean' and satiating meal. I love it!


    I was reading Paul Nison's latest book, The Raw Food Formula For Life and I felt compelled to include this quote from his book here:

    Nobel Prize winner Alexis Carrel was able to keep tissue cells alive indefinitely. By supplying needed nutrients and clearing away waste, not only did the cells survive, they also showed no signs of deterioration. Dr. Carrel kept a chicken heart alive for twenty-nine years, and it seemed it would go on forever as long as he continued to do those two things. When he failed to wash away tissue excretions in a timely manner, he would notice that the cells had lower vitality and deterioration. The heart finally died when a co-worker failed to clean away the excretions.

    OH MY GOD!!!! If this doesn't convince you that Juicing and Colon Hydrotherapy are the two most beneficial things for the Human Organism, then NOTHING will!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!!! :-) :-) :-) :-P

    Jenny wrote: There has been a lot of talk about how bad it is to not eat at night. Do you think it is bad to eat at 7 - 8pm?

    For the last couple of weeks I have not eaten past 2:00 pm (Inspired by Paul Nison and his new 'No Dinner Diet' book coming out later this year). I plan on eating this way consistently. I have so much to talk about here, that I don't want to get into the MASSIVE benefits of doing something like this right now.

    Do I recommend stopping eating past 2pm? For most people, probably NOT! I am pretty sensitive as I have been on a 100% Raw Food Diet for almost 9 years now, while doing internal cleansing. This is where it has taken me. As you know, I love to give you the perspective of both sides (ups and downs), so here we go...

    For every permanent dietary improvement you make for a LONG period of time, you can't go back without digestive discomfort. Your body will adapt to what you are doing or not doing. For example...

  • If you stop eating refined sugars and processed starches COMPLETELY for 1 year, then those foods will become more damaging to you and you won't feel good when you eat them.
  • If you ate at midnight EVERY evening and improved the situation by eating at 11pm for a year instead, then you will feel more discomfort if you eat at 12:00 again.
  • If you decided to consume ONLY blended foods for 1 year, then your body would have an issue digesting solid food again.

    Now don't get me wrong, every permanent improvement you make, you will 'become younger', regenerate more and feel GREAT! If you go on a 100% Raw Food Diet, even if you take that step from the point of being a 'healthy' vegan... that is a HUGE dietary improvement. Going on a Raw Food Diet is a BIG step and you are going to cleanse, regenerate, heal and become younger for many years to come.

    When I first went 100% Raw, I would eat two large meals a day and my evening (7 - 8:00 pm) meal would contain two - three large avocadoes. I did that for 4 - 5 years without much digestive discomfort! I was able to get away with that sort of thing because it was such an improvement compared to the cooked food diet that I was previously on. After year five, I detoxified, became cleaner and 'caught up' with my current diet. My body started to demand that I improve my diet. After the two - three avocados, I would get very tired and I would wake up the next morning with my nose pouring mucus. After 9 years of being 100% Raw, I generally eat a half of an avocado at the most in the space of any given day.

    I feel that for optimal health it is ideal to AT LEAST eliminate the foods that cause disease, which are outlined in the article I wrote called "How to go Raw?". I feel that once you reach a balanced healthy raw diet, there is no need to rush things along. I had a great time eating 2 - 3 avocados in one meal without any digestive discomfort. It was fun!!! My body won't allow me now to 'party' with food like I did in the past, without uncomfortable digestive distress.

    There are hundreds of people who are not 100% Raw and decide to juice fast for 3 - 5 months at a time. When you do something like that, you do so much cleansing that it is like fast-forwarding the process. If I would have done a massive juice fast like this when I first went 100% Raw, there is no way that I could have then gotten away for 4-5 years afterwards eating a few avocados at a time without digestive discomfort. Going 100% Raw is like going on a 'fast' in itself, because you are eliminating all foods except for the most water rich foods out there, which also happen to be the LEAST damaging to the body.

    Most of the time, my recommendation to younger people who want to embark on a long-term juice fast is to just do a 100% Raw Food Diet 'Fast' to begin with.

    Don't get me wrong; juice fasting can be EXTREMELY beneficial. For example, I have a friend who has psoriatic arthritis. He has been taking cancer drugs for years now to calm the "symptoms" down. Every time his body tries to rid itself of all the drugs and disease, it is interpreted as him 'getting sick with the flu' and the doctors raise the dosage of drugs to suppress it once again. If he wanted to take the 'lightning speed trip' to recovery, a SUPERVISED juice fast with internal cleansing may be extremely beneficial for him. Many younger people seem to just be intrigued with the 'status' of doing a long-term juice fast and they don't often really understand what they are getting themselves into. If you understand and are prepared, then more power to you...

    So... The point of all this is that as the years go by, there is no need to stress out and rush the detox process. Slowly make improvements, as your body asks for them. This will happen naturally, as you become cleaner and cleaner. Before you know it, you will be eating very little food if you truly listen to your body. If you feel good eating at 7 - 8:00 PM, then go for it. If you stop eating at 2pm daily for a LONG period of time, then there is a great chance that you will have digestive comfort if you eat after that time in the future. If you listen to your body CLOSELY, you will know when to take it to the next level. The message might even be to eat less food, rather than to eat earlier. Both eating less food and not eating as late, can be considered extremely beneficial (even 'hardcore') improvements to any dietary lifestyle.

    The City of Los Angeles is encouraging Composting?!

    I have been staying at my mom's house for the last week and she showed me a flier from the city of Los Angeles. As I read it, my eyes popped and my jaw dropped!

    LA city is helping people to get started with composting!!! They are offering 'Smart Gardening Classes' and subsidized Compost Bins, for about 75% off. The City of LA is also giving away free five-gallon shade trees funded by the department of water and power to the City of LA residents. To receive a free tree, you must attend a workshop, pledge a plant, care for and work to ensure it successfully grows. They are also offering worm bins and biostacks for easy turning at VERY low cost.

    This is DEFINITELY a POSITIVE Conscious shift in helping our planet! To learn more, you can check out their website HERE!!!